Day: November 16, 2017

New luxury apartment opens its doors in downtown Clayton

After two years worth of construction, a new high-end apartment and retail building in Clayton opened its doors on Thursday. The Opus Development Company welcomed the public to Ceylon Luxury Apartments grand opening party with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an appearance by Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger. The new 120-unit luxury residential apartment is adjacent to a variety of public transit options as well as featuring amenities fit for an active, urban lifestyle, such as a […]

How a left-wing Massachusetts company infiltrated the Department of Economic Development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Marsha Haefner, chairman of the House Fiscal Oversight Committee, plans to question state government bureaucracy over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in payments to a Massachusetts company, Regional Economic Models Incorporated (REMI). REMI, an east coast corporation out of Massachusetts has ties to extremist environmentalist groups, the Barack Obama for President campaign, and several left-wing academics. It has consistently been criticized for skewing their REMI modeling away from valuing […]

RELEASE: SSM Health introduces new Sports Medicine program in St. Louis

SSM Health’s new, comprehensive Sports Medicine program brings together specialists and care partners from across the area with one goal: to get patients back to the activities they most enjoy. The Sports Medicine program assembles a team of experts from SSM Health, along with care partners SLUCare Physician Group, SSM Health Physical Therapy, and physical medicine and rehab services at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. The team includes orthopedists, cardiologists, neurologists, therapists, nutritionists and […]

Clayton Battalion Chief aids hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

Weeks have passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, but the destruction left in its wake and the daily struggle for basic needs were on full display once Jeff Counts arrived there in September. “I wanted to do whatever I could to help these people,” said Counts, a Battalion Chief with the Clayton Fire Department. Counts is also part of the Federal Disaster Relief Team, a group of volunteer first-responders that traveled […]

RELEASE: Maryville University Builds on its Spirit of Inclusivity by Expanding its Online Degree Programs

Launch of 10 online bachelor’s degree programs next fall to help prepare students for rapidly evolving workplace ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Maryville University, a nationally ranked private university, today announced the expansion of its online bachelor’s degree programs that will begin in Fall 2018. Ten additional programs will be offered nationwide to working adults designed to educate and prepare them for the evolving career marketplace. These offerings align with Maryville’s student-centered approach […]

RELEASE: Gary White and Matt Damon, Founders of Water.org & WaterEquity, Receive the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Water.org is proud to announce that the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship was presented to Gary White and Matt Damon, founders of Water.org and WaterEquity – at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy for their dedication to ending the global water and sanitation crisis. Matt and Gary’s work with Water.org and WaterEquity focuses on removing financial barriers standing between those living in poverty and access to […]

State lawmakers call on Board of Education to ‘abandon efforts’ to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits keep coming as more and more lawmaker and officials express their displeasure with the attempt by Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to oust Dr. Margie Vandeven, the commissioner for the Missouri State Board of Education. Earlier this week, officials from several education groups shared their concerns about the “politicization” of the State Board of Education following news that the Governor had appointed a fifth member to the board in hopes […]

RELEASE: Cardinals Museum to debut special exhibit examining goodwill tours to Japan

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will open its new special exhibit entitled “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” on Friday, November 17. The exhibit, which replaces last year’s special exhibition “Women in Baseball: How They Made History”, examines how the Cardinals and MLB’s baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan. “The artifacts we have gathered for […]

$200,000 stolen vehicle recovered by STL County Police Department

A $200,000 El Camino that was stolen from a parking lot in October was recovered by the St. Louis County Police Department on Wednesday. According to the police, around 8:00 p.m. detectives assigned to the St. Louis County Police Department Auto Theft Unit, along with assistance from detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department recovered the vehicle. The police said they located the vehicle inside a garage at a residence in the 9300 block […]

RELEASE: State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

Holiday season greatly increases residential fire risks because of increased indoor cooking, turkey fryers, candles, Christmas trees and other factors   JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires – caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. “The holidays and winter season are peak fire […]